6 small pool remodel projects with a big impact

By Brian Bell March 21, 2014 ,


6 small pool remodel projects with a big impact

6 small pool remodel projects with a big impact

Slowly but surely, peak season is returning. It’s prime time for pool management services to speak to property managers and committee boards about small pool remodel projects that may streamline operations.

There’s nothing more exciting to a community than having new amenities to try out at the local pool. If your facility has a modest budget but you want to add a new feature, there are plenty of affordable options. The project doesn’t necessarily have to be in the pool, either. Swimmers also spend time on the deck, in the restrooms and at the showers. Unsure of where you want to implement changes? Here’s a list to get you started.

1. Pool slides
Your facility may not be a water park, but that doesn’t mean you can’t boast the same features on a smaller scale. Pool slides are classic features that swimmers of all ages will love. Before committing to certain models, speak to your local pool company to discuss the dimensions to ensure safety and pool compliance.

2. Spray nozzles
If you’re not ready to convert your wading pool into a spray pad but want to experiment with the idea, installing spray nozzles on the pool deck can give swimmers the same kind of fun without having to completely renovate the site. Depending on the response during peak season, you may consider renovating the wading pool area into a spray pad entirely. If so, you’ll want to reach out to pool construction services to discuss layouts.

3. Waterfalls
These are perfect for facilities that cater to an older audience. Waterfalls are interactive, ensuring that children will still have lots of fun, but at a lower degree and energy level than that of pool slides or spray nozzles. Furthermore, they establish a relaxing environment that adults will appreciate.

4. Recreational toys
There are plenty of aquatic sports that your facility can take advantage of. From volleyball to polo and even hockey, swimming pools offer a unique setting in which these sports can be played. Consider taking a community survey on which activities swimmers would like to try out before investing in this equipment.

5. Reassess the showers
If you’ve already made some recent additions to the pool area, turn to the other areas of the site that could use a facelift. Showers are an essential part of pools, and if patrons aren’t using them or if they’re not large enough to accommodate a high number of swimmers, now is the time to rethink the area. Perhaps the showers need brighter colors, more fun designs or additional shower heads.

6. Rethink the restrooms
Other than the pool, the restrooms are one of the most high-traffic areas. Maybe the space has seen better days and could use a new paint job. Or perhaps converting some bathroom stalls into changing rooms would better fit patrons’ needs.

Speak to pool staff to discuss any potential areas that could use work before peak season returns. Reach out to a professional pool company to discuss safety and pool compliance.